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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,387Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$336K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,073 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$240K

2014

$266K

2015

$336K

2016

Number of Claims

7,416

2014

7,789

2015

9,387

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CLOPIDOGREL 977

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

931

prescriptions.

207

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 695

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

166

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 621

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 589

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 502

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 30, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.